UPWORTHY linked us to a fantastic video from John Green, astronomically prolific writer and thinker, who explains why healthcare is SO EXPENSIVE IN AMERICA. It’s seven-minutes long but he covers EVERYTHING. Did he mention the red tape? Of course he did. And he also mentioned a fundamental reason for Americans overpaying for EVERYTHING healthcare-related. It’s rooted our inability to negotiate the prices we pay. One thing he didn’t mention? Direct care. And to his point, we are a David up against a Goliath system. But before we turn to the government to negotiate for us, let’s consider the alternatives, doctors like us who can use our power to help patients get the care they need at a price they can afford.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Who is Hank? Hank is John’s brother. They have amassed over 300 million views on their vlog brothers YouTube channel where they take turns explaining things to each other.
Click through for some helpful links John Green provided along with the original video…
For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, he recommends this series at The Incidental Economist.
He references facts and figures from The Commonwealth Fund’s Study of Health Care Prices in the US.
Some of the stats in this video also come from this New York Times story.
FYI: We’ll break down these links later this week in case you don’t have time to read them now.Tweet